DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.AnnotationForge  

This package is for version 3.17 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see AnnotationForge.

Tools for building SQLite-based annotation data packages

Bioconductor version: 3.17

Provides code for generating Annotation packages and their databases. Packages produced are intended to be used with AnnotationDbi.

Author: Marc Carlson, Hervé Pagès

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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PDF R Script AnnotationForge: Creating select Interfaces for custom Annotation resources
PDF R Script Creating probe packages
HTML R Script Making New Organism Packages
PDF R Script SQLForge: An easy way to create a new annotation package with a standard database schema.
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews Annotation, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.42.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.11 (R-2.15) (11 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0), methods, utils, BiocGenerics(>= 0.15.10), Biobase(>= 1.17.0), AnnotationDbi(>= 1.33.14)
Imports DBI, RSQLite, XML, S4Vectors, RCurl
Suggests biomaRt, httr, GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.17.1), Biostrings, affy, hgu95av2.db, human.db0,, Homo.sapiens, GO.db, markdown, BiocStyle, knitr, BiocManager, BiocFileCache, RUnit
Depends On Me
Imports Me AnnotationHubData, GGHumanMethCancerPanelv1.db, GOstats, ViSEAGO
Suggests Me AnnotationDbi, AnnotationHub
Links To Me
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